CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Cyphanta hispida Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> C -> Cyphantella -> Cyphanta hispida
Other pages this level: C. arachnoides, C. circopora, C. colpodes, C. hispida, C. hystrix

Cyphanta hispida

Citation: Cyphanta hispida Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM31
Type age (chronostrat): [presumably Quaternary though some forms reported from this station appear to be Tertiary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.362

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Current identification: Cyphantella hispida

Original Description
Cortical shell thick walled, with spiny surface; pores regular, circular, with hexagonal frame, twice as broad as the bars; twelve to fourteen on the half meridian, eight to ten on the half equator. From the corners of the hexagonal frames (between every three pores) arise short, straight, conical radial spines, somewhat longer than the breadth of the pores. Medullary shell subspherical, its diameter about one-third of the equatorial axis of the cortical shell. (The appearance of the cortical shell is the same as that of the middle part of Peripanartus amphiconus, Pl. 40, fig. 5.)

Size: Main axis of the cortical shell 0.12, equatorial axis 0.07; meshes 0.01, bars 0.005; length of the spines 0.012; diameter of the medullary shell 0.02.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Cyphanta hispida under the subgeneric name Cyphantissa, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


Haeckel, E (1887). Report on the Radiolaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


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